Classical 101 Archives For: May 17, 2012
Undeniably one of the greatest composers who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this date in 1756. It is still a miracle when we consider the astonishing quality of music he left us, all written in the brief 35 years he had on this earth. And there was plenty of it, too.
A lot of great music was heard on the Grammy broadcast, along with some not so great. Unfortunately, the Classical category is mostly relegated to pre-broadcast presentations and Lang Lang hoping the onstage pyrotechnics during his performance with Metallica don’t ignite his piano.
If you’re going to be the life of the party, you need the threads to go with it. Mozart knew this.